Film Club 

The Haddenham U3A Film Group provides an opportunity to see films, locally and at low cost, that you may have missed the first time round but always wanted to see, or want to see again because they never seem to be shown on TV. Perhaps you want to see films in a style or about a subject that you really like, or with your favourite film star, or made by your favourite director. You might have heard about a film and always wondered how good it was, or are just intrigued to see it. Why not come along and see for yourself?

Group leader

New members are welcome. If you wish to join us, please contact Roger Rickard on 01844 291613 or


A donation of £15 per annum or £2 per film is requested to cover the cost of the room and incidental expenses.


The screenings are on the first Monday of each month at 2.00pm (except when this is a Bank Holiday, when the screening is on Thursday) at:

Youth & Community Centre
HP17 8DS


The programme of films is put together every six months by a sub-group of members. All group members are invited to make suggestions of films they would like to be considered. Our aim is to cover a range of different types and styles of film, taking account of members’ general areas of preference.

We hope that members will be open to attending all or most of the showings, including films that they would not normally consider.

There is a clear educational dimension to the Film Group. Each film showing will be preceded by a short introduction from one of the members. We will also provide an opportunity after each showing for members to discuss the film.

As each programme of films is announced, if any members own a DVD copy of one of the films to be shown, we would appreciate borrowing it, so that we can keep down the costs of renting or purchasing copies.

Date Title
3 February Little Voice (15)
A shy reclusive lady is convinced by an invisible entity to sing. Subsequently, she finds herself noticed by a sleazy talent agent and her talent being showcased on-stage. She also meets a kind but nervous man who becomes her best friend.

Director: Mark Herman

Stars: Jane Horrocks, Michael Caine, Brenda Blethyn

2 March 2020 Yesterday (12)
In an alternative world where the Fab Four never existed, a struggling musician discovers he is the only person on Earth who remembers The Beatles.

Director:  Danny Boyle, writer Richard Curtis

Stars:  Himesh Patel, Lily James, Sophia Di Martino

6 April 2020 Miss Potter (PG)
The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children’s book, “The Tale of Peter Rabbit”, and her struggle for love, happiness and success.

Director:  Chris Noonan

Stars:  Renee Zelwegger, Ewan McGregor, Emily Watson

4 May 2020 Murder on the Orient Express (12A)
When a murder occurs on the train on which he’s travelling, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case.

Director:  Kenneth Branagh

Stars:  Kenneth Branagh, Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Daisy Ridley, Jonny Depp, Derek Jacobi, Michelle Pfeiffer, Judy Dench, Olivia Coleman

1 June 2020 Florence Foster Jenkins (PG)
The true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.

Director:  Stephen Frears

Stars:  Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Rebecca Ferguson

6 July 2020 The Lunchbox (PG)
A mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox.

Director:  Ritesh Batra

Stars:  Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazaddin Siddiqui

3 August 2020 Suite Francaise (15)
During the early years of Nazi occupation of France in World War II, romance blooms between Lucile Angellier, a French villager, and Bruno von Falk, a German soldier.

Director:  Saul Dibb

Stars:  Michelle Williams, Matthias Schoenaerts, Kristin Scott Thomas, Margot Robbie

7 September 2020 Brooklyn (12A)
An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

Director:  John Crowley

Stars:  Saoirse Ronan, Julie Walters, Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen

5 October 2020 Hidden Figures (PG)
The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.

Director: Theodore Melfi

Stars:  Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae

2 November 2020 The Old Man and The Gun (15)
Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker and his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public.

Director:  David Lowery

Stars:  Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek, Danny Glover

7 December 2020 Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG)
As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy, posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals, Sonny Kapoor pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel.

Director:  John Madden

Stars:  Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup

4 January 2021 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (12A)
In the aftermath of World War II, a writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war.

Director:  Mike Newell

Stars:  Lily James, Tom Courtney, Matthew Goode, Penelope Wilton

1 February 2021 Viceroy’s House (12)
The final Viceroy of India, Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (Hugh Bonneville), is tasked with overseeing the transition of British India to independence, but meets with conflict as different sides clash in the face of monumental change.

Director:  Gurinder Chadha

Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Manish Dayal, Michael Gambon, Simon Callow


DVDs for loan

DVDs  are held by the U3A for the use of its members. If you would like to borrow one or more of them, please contact the Group Leader or a member of the Committee. The list can be found here.